What’s spoken flies away: The history and art of reading aloud
There's an old Latin saying from the early middle ages: Verba volant, scripta manent — "What is written remains, what is spoken flies away." Essentially, it means you should write down your contracts.
But according to Alberto Manguel, author of A History of Reading, the phrase can be interpreted in a different way: What is written is stuck to the page. It's only when you give it a voice that it acquires wings and can fly.
This hour is all about reading out loud — we’ll hear about the history of the practice and talk to people who make reading expressive, communal, and loud.
- Alberto Manguel: Director of Lisbon’s Center for Research into the History of Reading
- Robin Miles: Hall of Fame audiobook narrator who’s garnered the industry’s top honors, as well as a producer, director, teacher, and actor for theater, television, films, and museums
- Brooke Steinhauser: Programs Director at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA
- Drew John Ladd: Blogger, activist, and the author of Wolfsong Beloved
- Dennis Duncan: Lecturer in English at University College London
- Taneisha Duggan: Director, producer, arts consultant, and an artist working at the crossroads of performance and creative leadership
- Chion Wolf: Host of Audaciouson CT Public
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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.